Are the lawsuits being done with True Parents permission?

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Question: Are all these big lawsuits being done with True Parents’ permission?

Short answer: Not all of them are approved by True Parents. The church leadership is fond of saying that the lawsuits are approved by True Parents, however, there is recent evidence that seems to show that they have been using True Parents’ name in front of members when they had actually not received permission for their actions. This is specially true about the Yoido lawsuit which True Father allegedly asked on August 3, 2012, to be ceased.

Long Answer:

This is news that just came out in Korea on the CARP Cafe.

Link to original article: http://cafe.daum.net/W-CARPKorea/cSkJ/18437 (Membership required)

This is significant because it shows that Kook Jin Nim, Hyung Jin Nim, and many leaders under them basically lied to the members by saying that the decision regarding the lawsuits (especially the major Yoido lawsuit and appeals) were TP’s decision. This document shows that this decision was not brought to TPs, but that it was an arbitrary decision of the board of directors of the Tongil Foundation. In other words, this means that the decision which will inevitably lead to a 450-700 million dollar loss when they lose the Yoido case was not because of TP’s will, but because of the will of those who compose the board of directors. Apart from the financial damage, this signifies and confirms a terrible breach of trust between the top leadership, TP, and the members to whom it was communicated that all of this pursuit of lawsuits was TP’s will. It was not.

The UC seems to be imploding from inside out, with inside workers and staff not wanting to support its shaky structure any longer. They seem to be passing on crucial information for all to see what is going on. TF spoke of living without shadows under the noonday sun. Here is a major issue coming to light:

Exposing the arbitrary decision of the Foundation’s board members in the Yoido appeal

– The decision to appeal the Parc1 case was not True Parent’s decision
– They intended to hold on without paying the damages that the court ordered them to pay until the very end even while incurring a 20% interest rate on the millions in damages
– They were planning additional lawsuits, including a lawsuit to return Y22’s shares

The board members of the “Foundation of the International Holy Spirit Association for the Unification of World Christianity” (known as the “Tongil Foundation”) held a secret provisional board meeting on July 13, 2012, before the judge would make his decision on August 1, 2012, on the case that the Tongil Foundation had appealed in the lawsuit over the right to the superficies of Yoido (the “Yoido Parc1 lawsuit”).

In that board meeting of the Tongil Foundation there were 5 board members including Kook Jin Moon. They voted on the following points:

1. If we lose the appeal we will immediately submit an appeal with the Supreme Court
2. We will withhold from paying any damages
3. We will initiate further lawsuits, including a lawsuit to return the shares of Y22

The board of directors centered on chairman Kook Jin Moon had already made their decision and voted on these 3 points on July 13, 2012, and when they received the decision by the judge that they had lost in their appeal on August 1, 2012, they had Secretary General Sun Pyo Hong send out a statement to all members claiming that, “In response to [losing in the appeal of the Yoido case], and according to True Parents direction and a resolution made at the Foundation board meeting, the Foundation has decided to immediately appeal to the Supreme Court.” Consequently, on August 16, 2012, while True Father was lying down in the ICU room in critical condition they held another provisional board meeting in which all the members present unanimously reconfirmed the decision from the July 13, 2012, board meeting.

These facts were explained and provided along with a copy of the minutes of the board meeting by a representative that will remain anonymous. (See the attached minutes of the board meeting at the end of this document)

We have no words to express how shocking this is. When looking at the content of the minutes it seems very unlikely that the board members explained and discussed their decisions thoroughly with True Parents before or after they voted to make their decision. Even if they did explain something to them one can see how reckless their decision process was.

With only a 1% chance of success they decided to appeal to the Supreme Court, and unilaterally made the decision to withhold from paying the tens of millions of dollars in damages that the court ordered them to pay at the expense of having to incur a high 20% interest rate [on the money being withheld]. The decision to withhold the payment in damages ordered by the court despite the high interest rate burden was a decision made under the assumption that UCI’s side would run out of money and would eventually collapse. And they even went as far as planning for the worst case scenario, in which they would have initiated additional lawsuits to buy more time to not allow construction to resume at the Parc1 construction site. It openly shows their intention of buying as much time to delay and putting their hopes on the UCI case [in America]. However, a few days ago their assumptions and expectations were crushed: Shin Se Gye acquired the shares of Central City for KRW 1.025 trillion won (approx. USD $927 million dollars) which generated enough funds to sustain and pay for any legal battles for decades to come.

The seven board members of the Tongil Foundation who led and initiated these reckless lawsuits all around the world are the responsible party in actively destroying the precious work and foundation of our True Parents and the Unification Movement. They have already squandered hundreds of millions of dollars in public money in the Yoido Parc1 lawsuit and the UCI lawsuit, the criminal lawsuit against Hyun Jin Moon in Brazil, the criminal lawsuits against Chung Hwan Kwak and many other members. In just 2-3 years they turned the Unification Church into a place which many of the 2nd generation are ashamed to be associate with and brought True Parents down to the level of ridicule and rumors.

But now the leaders are trying to find a solution to this mess by sending Hyung Jin Moon off to America and finishing with Kook Jin Moon. They are putting the entire responsibility of the situation on these True Children while the leaders surrounding True Mother act like they themselves are not accountable for this situation. Furthermore, they are placing the entire burden on the shoulders of True Mother.

Will this situation be fixed simply by having Kook Jin Moon step down? Will them praising True Mother with words as they once did for Kook Jin Moon and Hyung Jin Moon be enough to change this situation? Even if they were to hold the Foundation Day event, do they expect a cataclysmic change to automatically take place? It would be foolish to expect that.

Regardless of who it is, if they really want to solve this situation they have to wake up from the fantasy world bubble they’ve been living in and acknowledge the cold harsh reality. We will have to find and identify those who have been intentionally blocking the eyes and ears of True Parents and ask them to voluntarily step down, or we will have to be made to step down. With what right do those who derailed and destroyed the providence claim to represent True Parents? With what authority do they claim to guide the members? All lawsuits should be immediately stopped, we should focus on restoring the trust that was stepped upon, and we should focus all our strength on correctly upholding God’s will and the providence.

If they do not listen to this advice, Heaven itself will directly hold them accountable and True Father will work through the members who were cast away.

▣ Attachment: Minutes of the board meeting. This section contains the minutes of two board meetings: July 13, 2012 and August 16, 2012.

Copy of the minutes put into a PDF file (Korean):
http://www.mediafire.com/file/m4wwey74ww9xzxx/121019-boardmeeting.pdf

Board Meeting Minutes (Translated from Korean original–unofficial translation)

1. Notification of Meeting: July 5, 2012 (Thu)
2. Actual Meeting: July 13, 2012 (Fri), 10 AM – 1 PM
3. Place of Meeting: Meeting room on the 11th floor of the Foundation
4. Total number of Board Members: 7 people
5. Present Board Members: 5 people (Chairman Kook Jin Moon, Hyo Yeul Kim (Peter Kim), Kook Jing Seuk, Dong Han Lee, Jin Sun Ahn)
6. Absent Board Members: 2 people (Hyung Jin Moon, Jung Ok Yoo)
7. Agenda of the Meeting:

a. Decision in case we lose the appeal in the Yoido lawsuit for the rights to the superficies (whether to appeal, etc.)

b. Issue of whether to withhold from paying the damages and provisional payments [due to our] losing in the first hearing of the Yoido project lawsuit

c. Issue of pursuing additional lawsuits such as a lawsuit to return the shares of Y22

8. Issues voted on:

a. We will discuss in the future any follow-up measures depending on whether we win or lose the August 1, 2012, court decision in the lawsuit for the rights to the superficies of Yoido. However, if we do lose we will immediately appeal to the Supreme Court.

b. We will delay payments in damages and provisiona payments related to the Yoido Project, and we will discuss this issue again after the August 1st court decision on the appeal of the Yoido case is decided.

c. We will move forwards with additional lawsuits including a lawsuit for the return of Y22 shares

9. Content of the Meeting:

Chairman Kook Jin Moon: Today we are holding a provisional board meeting for 2012, with 5 of the 7 board members present. According to article 17 of the bylaws of this corporation this meeting is being held in a legitimate way, therefore we will start this provisional board meeting. Vice-section chief, Hoon Choi, explain to us the agenda of the meeting.

Vice-section chief Hoon Choi: Explains the 3 points of the agenda.

Kook Jin Moon: Regarding the first point in the agenda, which is related to the decision of our appeal of the Yoido lawsuit for the rights to the superificies, tell us about what measures will be taken if we win the case.

Board member Jin Sun Ahn: If we win the case, our follow-up measure would depend on whether the opponents appeal [that decision]. Therefore, I suggest that we discuss this again after observing how the opponents react after the court’s decision. At this time, I would like us to discuss if we are going to appeal to the Supreme Court in the case that we lose.

Kook Jin Moon: Do other board members have an opinion?

Board member Kook Jing Seuk: I agree. We can discuss at a later time our follow-up measures if we win. I agree to immediately appealing to the Supreme Court if we lose.

Board member Dong Han Lee: I agree. If we lose the case, I also think that it will be good if we appeal.

Jin Sun Ahn: It looks like the opponents are preparing to sell the rights to the superficies in the case that they win. Therefore, even if there’s a risk to the Foundation in the future, appealing the decision would essentially be a way to protect the Yoido World headquarters and protecting the assets of the Unification Church, which I think is what the Foundation should be doing.

Board member Peter Kim: I agree to appealing the decision.

Kook Jin Moon: Then, for the first point of the agenda, we are unanimously deciding that we will discuss at a later time our follow-up measures in the case that we win the decision. And [we are unanimously deciding that] we will immediately appeal to the Supreme Court in the case that we lose.

Kook Jin Moon: We will discuss the second point of the agenda. In our previous board meeting our board members decided to withhold from paying damages and provisional payments until the date of the court decision of our appeal on the Yoido lawsuit for the rights to the superficies. Now that we are approaching the date of the decision of our appeal, the board members should tell us their opinion on the issue of paying for damages and provisional payments.

Kook Jing Seuk: I would like us to withhold for now.

Dong Han Lee: I agree that we should withhold.

Jin Sun Ahn: I think we should have a meeting after the decision of the appeal to the rights of the superficies is made.

Peter Kim: We should withhold from paying for now and discuss it in a later date.

Kook Jin Moon: Then, we have unanimously passed that we will withhold payments of damages and provisional payments until after the decision to appeal the rights of the superficies is decided.

Kook Jin Moon: For the final third point of the agenda related to the Yoido project, give me your opinion on whether we should proceed with additional lawsuits such as a lawsuit for the return of Y22 shares, lawsuit for damages in negligence of duty by the board members, etc.

Peter Kim: I think that we should obviously proceed with additional lawsuits.

Kook Jing Seuk: I agree in proceeding.

Dong Han Lee: I second that we should proceed.

Jin Sun Ahn: I think it’s good to proceed.

Kook Jin Moon: We have unanimously passed our motion to proceed with additional lawsuits with relation to the third point in the agenda. If there are any further points to discuss you can tell me now.

All board members: No further issues to discuss.

Kook Jin Moon: Then, with this we are finishing the provisional board meeting of the Foundation. Thank you.

July 13, 2012 (Foundation) International Holy Spirit Associaion for the Unification of World Christianity

Chairman Kook Jin Moon
Board member Kook Jing Seuk
Board member Peter Kim
Board member Jin Sun Ahn
Board member Dong Han Lee

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Board Meeting Minutes (Translated from Korean original–unofficial translation)

1. Notification of Meeting: August 3, 2012 (Fri)
2. Actual Meeting: August 16, 2012 (Thu), 11 AM –
3. Place of Meeting: Seoul Palace Hotel, 2nd floor Japanese Restaurant Da Bong
4. Total number of Board Members: 7 people
5. Present Board Members: 7 people (Chairman Kook Jin Moon, Hyung Jin Moon, Kook Jing Seuk, Dong Han Lee, Jin Sun Ahn, Hyo Yeul Kim (Peter Kim), Jung Ok Yoo)
6. Agenda of the Meeting: Regarding the civil and criminal Yoido lawsuits

We are holding this temporary board meeting according to article 14 of the bylaws, and according to article 17 of the bylaws chairman Kook Jin Moon is present and has announced that this meeting is in order. We will be voting on the following points.

7. Issues voted on:

Chairman Kook Jin Moon explained the content of the issues that were voted on in the board meeting of July 13, 2012 regarding the Yoido civil and criminal lawsuit. The board members present unanimously voted that they fundamentally reconfirmed the issues that were voted on in the July 13, 2012 board meeting. However, depending on the result of the decision of the appeal by the foundation we have decided to have another meeting to discuss the issue of [withholding or] paying the damages.

a. In case we lose the appeal, we immediately appeal to the Supreme Court
b. The foundation will delay paying damages and provisional payments from losing the first hearing
c. We will proceed with additional lawsuits such as a lawsuit for the return of shares within the range that is possible

August 16, 2012

(Foundation) International Holy Spirit Associaion for the Unification of World Christianity

Chairman Kook Jin Moon
Board member Kook Jing Seuk
Board member Peter Kim
Board member Jin Sun Ahn
Board member Hyung Jin Moon
Board member Jung Ok Yoo
Board member Dong Han Lee

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